Although I have always loved textiles, I graduated in 1986 from the Willem de Kooning Academy, department of fine art (painting and drawing). I have been collecting fragments of old textiles, boxes and antique books from a young age, preferably with visible wear and tear. Eventually I started using the accumulated “stash” in my artwork. Repurposing discarded things is now my preferred way of working. I love to work with old materials, objets trouvés. These forgotten components, which each possess a concealed and unique story, find their way in assemblage and textile art.It is up to the viewer to shape the parts into a whole, and experience their individual storytelling. I aim to unravel the poetic mind. My work is contemporary but in a way also traditional.
I hope my work sparks a cherished memory or inspires new thoughts.
Committee member/ secretary Open Atelier Veere
Registered artist Centrum Beeldende Kunsten
Registered artist European Textile Network
Member Zeeuws Textiel Collectief